Support the Roosesevelt Island Public Library

Help Our Library Win $20 Grand

Peter McCarthy
Library Book Shelf
Library Book Shelf
Photo by Stewart Butterfield via Flickr / Creative Commons License

It won't cost you a nickel and takes only a few minutes to help our local library win a significant amount to help continue its mission.

Public libraries are both a great American tradition and one of our most underfunded in relationship to value.

When I was a kid growing up in Binghamton, the public library nurtured my reading habit with generous aisles featuring topics without limits. Even as a teenager, I wandered them like an explorer in search of new territories to discover. You may very well have had a similar experience.

Now, we have a chance to give back some of that generosity.

"Six libraries will be chosen to receive a $20,000 award, based on nominations sent in by New Yorkers like you. Each winner will use the award funds to continue to improve all of the classes, events, and resources that keep you coming back," according Christopher Platt, Chief Branch Library Officer at the New York Public Library.

Today, our libraries are more than books. Here on Roosevelt Island, we enjoy free internet access and the library hosts everything from one on one contact with elected representatives to lectures sponsored by the Historical Society.

For many children, it's a safe, quiet place for study and homework as well as a chance to let imaginations fly free with ideas stimulated by books on countless topics. Adults find much of interest too, things to read and research to pursue.

The fourth annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Charles H. Revson Foundation, in association with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. The nomination period ends on March 13, so be sure to submit your nomination soon.

Click here to do your bit to help the Roosevelt Island Public Library.

Thank you!

(Tip of the hat to Helen Chirivas for letting us know.)
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